1 Party Down

1 Party Down

20 day until Christmas, and one party down!  Friday is always the more low-key day, and this year was no exception.  It is a fun respite before Saturday’s madness!   My little sheep was won by my lovely friend Danielle.  Here is a finished picture, he turned out so cute!  The white guy, awaiting legs, is for tomorrows swap.

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I was thrilled to win a fair-isle knitted ball from our shop’s reigning ‘Queen’.  Her ornaments are always furiously swapped, and until today, I’ve never been fortunate enough to take one home!  Notice the absolute perfection that are her stitches.

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This afternoon I made my first attempt at a Buche de Noel, the traditional cake rolled and iced to resemble a fallen log.  I made a triple chocolate cake, filled it with vanilla cream cheese frosting, then ‘rolled it’ and smeared it with chocolate buttercream.  There is no doubt I could use more practice, but it is amazing what buttercream can cover!  I’m not super excited about slicing it, I’m afraid it’s more folded than rolled.  All the components are tasty though, so I’ll take comfort in that!

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While the cake was baking and cooling, I finished the sweet white sheep.  He’s made from Sirdar Snowflake, and Cascade Dolce.  I am thrilled that we are NC’s newest Sirdar supplier!  The Snowflake is super fuzzy and soft, I ordered it originally to make chemo hats, but it works beautifully for toys as well, (and it’s really inexpensive).  This pattern minus the legs would make a precious baby toy, I’d even stuff a bell inside so it would rattle.  Now to find a baby…..

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I’m putting myself to bed early tonight!  Tomorrow is going to be a fun day!

Claire

9 Responses

  1. Dana Silver
    Dana Silver December 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm | | Reply

    Lovely party today

  2. Bonnie Rosenmeier
    Bonnie Rosenmeier December 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm | | Reply

    AMAZING CLAIRE!

  3. Cheryl
    Cheryl December 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm | | Reply

    You are awesome Claire

  4. Deb
    Deb December 5, 2014 at 9:32 pm | | Reply

    so sorry I missed it! just my luck…

  5. Marcy
    Marcy December 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm | | Reply

    The sheep are very cute and the cake yule log looks yummy!

  6. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm | | Reply

    The sheep was adorable. The Buche de Noel made me hungry. It is a while since I made one. Mummy made rolling them look easy when I did it myself I found out that it wasn’t. However as you said the butter cream frosting covers a multitude of sins. I have finished my cards so tomorrow I start decorating the house.

  7. Rachel
    Rachel December 6, 2014 at 5:55 am | | Reply

    Y’all out did yourselves! The party was delightful (even though I must sign up for a remedial knitting class)!! And even though I wasn’t able to hold on to the sheep, Danielle’s snowman is precious! Thank you for all you do to make our knitting into a knitting community.

  8. Miranda Dungan
    Miranda Dungan December 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm | | Reply

    The food, including the Buche de Noel was delicious and the party was lots of fun. I came home with a whole new stash of yarn which I love and am now admiring, thinking I might even knit it. And since I was the only one at the party without boots, I went straight to Belk’s and came home with some taupe (fake) cowboy boots. Sadly the gray ones and red ones were gone, so I had to settle for taupe.
    Thanks for a great party.

  9. Tamika
    Tamika December 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm | | Reply

    These little cuties are soooooo adorable!!! I want to be like you when I grow up!!!

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